"Nigerian Men Don’t Have What I Want" – Nollywood Actress Nkechi Emmanuel (nurse Titi)

The name, Naomi Nkechi Emmanuel, may not ring a bell but some know the actress Nurse Titi in one of the popular television drama series, Clinic Matters.

A graduate of Lagos State University, she is working on her latest production, entitled The Interview, due for release towards the end of this year. The actress, who is already wrapping up her wedding plans, talks about her career, love life and how she met her fiancé. Brief excepts below:

Can you briefly tell us about yourself?  
My name is Naomi Nkechi Emmanuel, but people call me Nurse Titi, because of my role in Clinic Matters. I am from Anambra State. I am a graduate of History & International Relations from Lagos State University. I am planning to go for my Masters degree either in Film Production or Law.

Did you start acting professionally with Clinic Matters? 
Before Clinic Matters, I had done some drama series on NTA, but this brought me into limelight.

Is playing the role of a nurse the best you can do? 
In fact, I am sick and tired of playing the role of a nurse. I have acted in several movies as a nurse and I keep telling the producers that I am not born a nurse, and that I can do other roles.

Have your fans ever mistaken you for a real nurse? 
No, but people always advise me to take nursing as a profession. They would say ‘why don’t you take it as a profession?’ But I can’t because I don’t have the flair for it.

What project are you working on at the moment? 
I have just produced a movie that I am trying to put up; it is called ‘The Interview’. It is my personal project.

What would you say is your greatest achievement in the movie industry? 
I would not say I have gotten to where I want to be, but I thank God I am someone that can walk on the streets and be recognised.

Have you ever been embarrassed by a fan? 
I get embarrassed almost everyday. Recently, I was somewhere and people were like ‘she is an actress’ and someone said ‘which actress?’ and that they don’t know me, so I felt bad.

Aside acting, what else do you do? 
I do photography modeling. I am a model; I do a lot of adverts.

How do you relax? 
I love to exercise. I love to swim. I love to hang out with my friends. I watch movies, listen to music, read gossips online and I love to drive as well.

Why are you still single? 
I am not single anymore. My bride price has already been paid, and soon my church wedding would take place.

Can you describe your man? 
He is everything I wanted in a man. He is everything I have always asked God for. He is a man I love so much.

Is he a Nigerian? 
No, he is not a Nigerian. He is British.

Why a Briton and not a Nigerian? 
Nigerian men came for me but they didn’t possess the qualities that I want in a man.

Was it love at first sight? 
No, we met on location. The whole thing started like a small feeling, and it later blossomed.

In case you encounter domestic violence in your marriage, what will you do? 
I like to give people opportunities. I won’t just rush out of my marriage, I would take a break and let him realise his mistake.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years? 
I gave myself a target of two to three years, so five years is above my dreams.